Turkish secret services infiltrate refugee camps in Greece in search of Gulen sympathisers

The article claims MIT has infiltrated refugee camps in Greece

According to site Nordicmonitor.com and author Abdullah Bozkurt, the Turkish secret services have infiltrated refugee camps in Greece in search of dissidents and political opponents of the Erdogan’s Islamist government.

The article cites leaked documents talking about spying in refugee camps in Greece, while MIT, the Turkish Intelligence Services, has collected data on members of the Gulen group, who fled to Greece after being persecuted by Erdogan following the failed military coup attempt in the summer of 2016.

As the article claims, the classified information was revealed during a criminal investigation into a number of Gulen groups.


Turkish intelligence agency MIT infiltrated refugee camps in Greece in order to spy on critics of the Islamist government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, secret documents have revealed.

According to a classified police report that compiled data from various government agencies, the intelligence was collected on members of Erdoğan critic the Gülen group who were forced to flee to Greece to escape an unprecedented crackdown in neighboring Turkey. The document was electronically date-stamped June 29, 2019, when it was shared as an inter-agency document with other branches of the government through the Electronic Information Management System (Elektronik Bilgi Yönetim Sistemi, or EBYS).

Although MIT’s clandestine activities in Greece are widely known, the document is a rare piece of evidence that confirms such operations on foreign soil. The document exposes Turkey’s surveillance of refugees and migrants in Greece in order to identify names, plans and whereabouts of those who were persecuted by the Erdogan regime even while abroad.

The explanatory note for a woman named Hilal Bilim, who is wanted on Gülen-linked charges, says she is one of those who fled Turkey in the aftermath of a false flag coup bid on July 15, 2016. “As a result of the intelligence work, she is one of those Gülenists who was identified as having stayed in refugee centers [in Greece]”, the note explained, stressing that some members and sympathizers of the Gülen movement had illegally crossed into Greece, with some staying and applying for asylum there and others moving to other European countries, mainly Germany.

The classified intelligence was uncovered in a criminal investigation overseen by Ankara prosecutor Adem Akıncı into a number of Gülenists who live abroad. Among them was Denmark-based Turkish journalist Hasan Cücük, who faced a credible death threat, prompting the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (Politiets Efterretningstjeneste, or PET) to move him to a safe place in 2017 until the threat was neutralized.

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